Sunday, 16 October 2016

Old is Gold - Sewing Machine

My hand operated sewing machine is 70 years old. It was part of my grandmother's trousseau. All my clothes which my grandmother stitched for me since the very beginning were on this - from small smockinged frocks to later salwar kameez. My daughter's clothes have all been stitched on this, by my grandmother and also by me. From smockinged frocks to salwar kameezes. My daughter uses it for her stitching her salwars now. There is a sense of continuity and solidity when things are retained across generations.

The trunk that serves as a table for the sewing machine is of solid iron, and was part of the same trousseau.

My grandmother and my daughter - 16 years ago.

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